The Pure TV show has taken an interesting journey to WGN America (WGNA). The first season of the TV series debut on CBC, and later on Canada’s Super Channel, before streaming on Hulu in the United States. Initially, it was considered cancelled by those outlets, but then WGNA and Super Channel partnered with CBC and Hulu to produce this second season. Now that WGNA is debuting season two of Pure, how will it perform in the Nielsen ratings? Is there enough story (and ad revenue) to continue beyond this installment? Will Pure be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A crime drama, Pure stars Ryan Robbins, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dylan Everett, Victor Gomez, Alyson Hannigan, Christopher Heyerdahl, Zoie Palmer, and Gord Rand. The story centers on Mennonite pastor Noah Funk (Robbins). Noah must find a way to protect his family, remain true to his faith, carry on with his ministry, and run his dairy farm, all the while rooting a drug trafficking ring out of their cloistered community. Season two picks up with Anna Funk (Paxton-Beesley) on her own, after Noah disappeared for a year. While trying to protect her children, Anna winds up in the middle of the drug cartel she and Noah tried to bring down.
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For comparisons: The first season of Pure on WGN America averaged a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 viewer demographic and 254,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Pure TV series? Should this WGN America TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season?